In a first for an Australian retailer, Woolworths Group has appointed a chief medical officer to help the company respond to COVID-19.

The Australian food & beverage manufacturing industry has been surprisingly resilient during COVID-19, an industry report from Interactive Analysis says.

The future of beer, the importance of yeast and talks from wine scientists are among the range of beverage production events forming part of National Science Week, which kicks off on Saturday.

Treasury Wine Estates has recorded a 25 per cent drop in net profit after tax, as new CEO Tim Ford sets out a revised five-year plan focused on premiumisation, global supply chain review and Penfolds separation.

Tasmanian Oyster Co has developed a new CO2-based laser etching process to etch a brand mark on shell, helping to identify and trace shellfish products across global markets.

Nestlé and Lion Dairy & Drinks are the latest producers partnering with Australian charity R U OK?, releasing limited edition packaging of popular products to support the cause.

Mitolo’s proposed acquisition of Thomas Foods International’s (TFI) potato business has received the green light from the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission.

The ACCC has approved cooperation between Ingham’s Group and several chicken processors to help minimise the impact of COVID-19 stage four restrictions in Victoria.

General Mills is among the first producers involved in Foodbank Australia's latest production model to combat food insecurity, with its Rooty Hill plant set to produce 10,000 dedicated meals of Latina Fresh pasta each month for the next year for people in need.

Fresh produce industry bodies have rejected calls from a union alliance to axe the Working Holiday Visa program. AUSVEG said claims made by the Retail Supply Chain Alliance were “ridiculous”.

Sydney-based tech start-up Floteq Technologies is aiming to help brewers, suppliers and venues control wastage with its data-driven technology, which gives real-time insights to the flow of beverages, liquids and gases.

There is more to the alternative protein category than the plant-based patties taking over burger joint menus and supermarket aisles. Doris Prodanovic speaks to the founders of Vow Food, George Peppou and Tim Noakesmith, about making meat from cells.

David Bortolussi has been announced as the new CEO for The a2 Milk Company. He will start in early 2021. Company chair David Hearn said Bortolussi's experience at leading companies through major growth secured the offer.

A partnership between online surplus food marketplace Yume with waste and recycling company SUEZ has delivered major waste reductions.

Michael Perich has been announced as the interim CEO for Freedom Foods Group, as investigations continue into how the company amassed more than $60 million in inventory write-downs.

The 2021 Halliday Wine Companion Awards celebrated the best of Australia’s wine industry, with Barossa Valley’s Henschke taking out Winery of the Year, and Hunter Valley's 2018 Brokenwood Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz awarded Wine of the Year.